Robert Crosson Papers, 1945 - 2001 (MSS 587)

Extent: 21.2 Linear feet (45 archives boxes, 1 card file box and 3 oversize folders)

The papers of Robert Crosson, Hollywood actor and contemporary Los Angeles poet, contain manuscript and typescript drafts for Crosson's published collected works, especially GEOGRAPHIES (1981), ABANDONED LATITUDES: NEW WRITINGS BY 3 LOS ANGELES POETS (1983), CALLIOPE (1988), and THE BLUE SOPRANO (1994); individual poems published in small literary magazines; and unpublished poetry and prose, including his novel "Round-Trip to Midland." Of particular interest are Crosson's daybooks which record his daily activities, thoughts and writings for over four decades. Also included are video and audio recordings, photographs of Crosson, and collages. The papers are arranged in eight series: 1) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS BY CROSSON, 4) DAYBOOKS, 5) ARTWORKS BY CROSSON, 6) CASSETTE RECORDINGS, 7) REEL-TO-REEL AUDIO RECORDINGS, and 8) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Born in 1929, in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Crosson moved with his family to Pomona, California, in 1944. He graduated from Pomona High School in 1948, attended Mt. San Antonio College and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in English and theatre arts in 1951.

Between 1952 and 1960, Crosson pursued an acting career and appeared in numerous television programs, including "Captain Midnight," "Dragnet," "Superman," "Studio 57," and the "Millionaire," as well as the Paramount pictures, WHITE CHRISTMAS and LAST DAY OF MY LIFE.

At the end of the 1950s, Crosson moved to Europe to write, but returned after two years making little progress. He entered the masters program in library science at UCLA, but soon gave up to work on his novel, "Midland." Crosson worked as a dishwasher, restaurant manager and eventually supported himself and his writing as a house painter and carpenter until 1996 when his health began to decline.

Crosson's first published book, GEOGRAPHIES (1981), was followed by ABANDONED LATITUDES: THREE LOS ANGELES WRITERS (1983), CALLIOPE (1988), THE BLUE SOPRANO (1994), and a chapbook entitled IN THE ETHERS OF THE AMAZON, POEMS 1984-1997. His work entitled "Round-Trip to Midland" remains unpublished. Crosson's daybooks document his daily activities of writing, house painting and carpentry. His collage making began after his first stay in a convalescent hospital in 1998.

Crosson died on December 10, 2001.

The Robert Crosson Papers document the literary career of a Los Angeles poet and writer. Materials include typescript drafts for published collected poetry and individually published poems, as well as unpublished poetry, plays and prose. Included are his daybooks (1980-2000) in which he recorded his writing and descriptions of daily activities. The collection contains collages, drawings and slides of Crosson's watercolors; audiorecordings of Crosson's poetry readings; correspondence; and miscellaneous materials, especially photographs of Crosson and a scrapbook documenting his acting career.

The Robert Crosson Papers are arranged in eight series: 1) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS BY CROSSON, 4) DAYBOOKS, 5) ARTWORK BY CROSSON, 6) CASSETTE RECORDINGS, 7) REEL-TO-REEL RECORDINGS, and 8) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Container List

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS: This series, arranged alphabetically, contains formal and informal portraits of Crosson and photographs of friends. Also included is a scrapbook that documents Crosson's professional acting career and includes clippings of reviews, program announcements, correspondence, documents, black-and-white portraits of Crosson, and photographs of movie scenes.

Box 1 Folder 1
Appointment and address book, 1992
Box 1 Folder 2
Barron, Todd. "Tell", 1993

Typescript with annotations.

Box 1 Folder 3
Biographical statements, 1977
Box 1 Folder 4
Crosson as an actor, scrapbook

Includes photographs and correspondence.

Box 1 Folder 5
Photographs of Crosson - Informal portraits, 1969
Box 1 Folder 6
Photographs of Crosson with others, 1961 - 1973
Box 1 Folder 7
Photographs of Crosson with others

No date.

Box 1 Folder 8
Photographs of others

No date.

Box 1 Folder 9
Photographs - Miscellaneous, 1963
Box 1 Folder 10
Pomona Junior College Yearbook, 1945
Box 1 Folder 11
Pomona Junior College Yearbook, 1946
Box 1 Folder 12
Zachary, R. Y. "Signs of a New Poetry in California"

No date. Essay mentions Crosson.

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE: This series is arranged alphabetically and includes correspondence with Paul Vangelisti, Lee Hickman and Lourie Madden.

Box 1 Folder 13
A-Z - Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 14
BACHY (Leland Hickman, editor), 1978 - 1981
Box 1 Folder 15
CONTEMPORARY QUARTERLY (Kenneth John Archity, editor), 1976 - 1981
Box 1 Folder 16
Coulter, Larry, 1965
Box 1 Folder 17
Engh, George, 1966
Box 2 Folder 1
ESQUIRE, 1959 - 1980
Box 2 Folder 2
Green, Benson, 1963

Includes letters from Peter.

Box 2 Folder 3
Holden, John M., 1963 - 1984
Box 2 Folder 4
Holden, Valentine, 1968
Box 2 Folder 5
Jesson, L. M. and Ralph, 1964 - 1966
Box 2 Folder 6
Los Angeles Theater of Ear (LATE), 1980 - 1981
Box 2 Folder 7
MacDowell Colony, 1964
Box 2 Folder 8
Madden, Lourie, 1990 - 1994
Box 2 Folder 9
Madden, Lourie, 1994 - 1998
Box 2 Folder 10
Monica McCall, Inc. (Mary Pritchett, associate), 1955 - 1958
Box 2 Folder 11
New American Library of World Literature, Inc., 1955
Box 2 Folder 12
OCCIDENTAL POETS, 1978
Box 2 Folder 13
Shinsky, Laura (aunt), 1966 - 1980
Box 2 Folder 14
Shinsky, Stan, 1963 - 1966
Box 2 Folder 15
Souza, Frank R., 1963
Box 2 Folder 16
TRIQUARTERLY (Elliott Anderson, editor), 1979 - 1980
Box 2 Folder 17
Tuttle, Tony, 1963
Box 2 Folder 18
Vangelisti, Paul, 1963 - 1998

Includes creative writing assignments by Jaimes Ayala with corrections by Paul Vangelisti.

Box 2 Folder 19
Warren, Tatjiana (Tanya), 1974 - 1990
Box 2 Folder 20
Weil, Wendy, 1965 - 1969
Box 2 Folder 21
Wolfe, Grace, 1962 - 1966
Box 2 Folder 22
Unidentified correspondents

WRITINGS BY CROSSON

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) WRITINGS BY CROSSON: Arranged in three subseries: A) College Papers, B) Published Works, and C) Unpublished Works.

A) The College Papers subseries spans the years 1947-1952 and consists of notebooks and manuscripts from high school and college writing classes.

B) The Published Works subseries, arranged chronologically, contains drafts of typescripts for GEOGRAPHIES: WILLIAM JAMES, GERTRUDE STEIN, GENERAL BOOTH AND IVES (1980); ABANDONED LATITUDES: NEW WRITINGS BY 3 LOS ANGELES POETS (1983), CALLIOPE (1988) and BLUE SOPRANO (1994). Also included are drafts of poems published in small literary magazines.

C) The Unpublished Works subseries, arranged alphabetically, contains drafts of plays, poetry and novels. Included are individual works, collected manuscripts, and drafts of Crosson's unpublished novel entitled "Round-Trip to Midland."

College Papers

Box 2 Folder 23
English 1-B, 1947

Notebook, manuscript.

Box 2 Folder 24
Chaucer - Class writing, 1952
Box 2 Folder 25
Notes of Attendance: The Formulation of a Story: Upon Initiation of a Novel - Writing Class

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 3 Folder 1
Notes on "Toward A Philosophy of History"

No date. Typescript.

Box 3 Folder 2
Opera - Music 170, 1951

June 19. Notebook.

Box 3 Folder 3
Stephen's English Classes

No date. Manuscripts.

Published Writings

Box 3 Folder 4
Book reviews by Crosson - "Corner Creasin", 1948

For MOUNTAIN newspaper at Mt. San Antonio College.

Box 3 Folder 5
GEOGRAPHIES: WILLIAM JAMES, GERTRUDE STEIN, GENERAL BOOTH AND IVES (1980) - Original typescript, 1980

First titled as "American Geographies."

Box 3 Folder 6
GEOGRAPHIES: WILLIAM JAMES, GERTRUDE STEIN, GENERAL BOOTH AND IVES (1980) - Typescript draft, 1980

Part 1. First titled as "American Geographies."

Box 3 Folder 7
GEOGRAPHIES: WILLIAM JAMES, GERTRUDE STEIN, GENERAL BOOTH AND IVES (1980) - Typescript draft, 1980

Part 2. First titled as "American Geographies."

Box 3 Folder 8
GEOGRAPHIES: WILLIAM JAMES, GERTRUDE STEIN, GENERAL BOOTH AND IVES (1980) - "William James", 1980

August. Published in INVISIBLE CITY, Numbers 26-27.

Box 3 Folder 9
GEOGRAPHIES: WILLIAM JAMES, GERTRUDE STEIN, GENERAL BOOTH AND IVES (1980) - "Selection from GEOGRAPHIES...", 1981

Published in BACHY #18.

Box 3 Folder 10
ABANDONED LATITUDES: NEW WRITINGS BY 3 LOS ANGELES POETS (1983) - "Rockford File", 1980

Typescript, first version.

Box 3 Folder 11
ABANDONED LATITUDES: NEW WRITINGS BY 3 LOS ANGELES POETS (1983) - "Wet Check", 1982

Typescript, draft. Published in BOXCAR #1.

Box 3 Folder 12
ABANDONED LATITUDES: NEW WRITINGS BY 3 LOS ANGELES POETS (1983) - Reviews, 1983
Box 3 Folder 13
Day Sam Goldwyn Stepped Off the Train, 1983

BOXCAR #2. Includes original typescript.

Box 3 Folder 14
Lemon, 1983

BOXCAR #2. Photocopy.

Box 3 Folder 15
From Daybook, 1984

Spring. MAGAZINE, vol. 14, no. 12.

Box 3 Folder 16
CALLIOPE, 1987

Original draft and book cover.

Box 3 Folder 17
Rabbits, 1988

FOREHEAD 1. Typescript.

Box 3 Folder 18
Egypt (A First Recital) from Field Notes. To Lily, 1989

TEMBLOR 9. Photocopy.

Box 3 Folder 19
Egypt (1989) - "Field Notes", 1988

Typescript, drafts. Includes note to Lee Hickman.

Box 3 Folder 20
Yevtushenko is Fake. He Says, 1990

FOREHEAD 2. Typescript, photocopy.

Box 3 Folder 21
On Memory for Todd, 1992

RE*MAP #4.

Box 3 Folder 22
BLUE SOPRANO (1994), 1994

Typescript, drafts. See also, Series 3C: Unpublished Writings, "The Price of Lemons."

Box 3 Folder 23
Mengele, 1994

RIBOT 2. Photocopy.

Box 3 Folder 24
Robert Crosson: Friday December 13

No date. Red Hill Press, INVISIBLE CITY. Brochure.

Unpublished Writings

Box 4 Folder 1
List of poems
Box 4 Folder 2
3/ in LA

No date. Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 3
Aborted first drafts, 1986 - 1990

Original typescripts.

Box 4 Folder 4
Adjunct to the Narrative, 1991

Typescript, drafts.

Box 4 Folder 5
Advantage at Fort Bragg, 1992

Typescript, photocopy.

Box 4 Folder 6
After A Trip to the Dentist

No date. Typescript, photocopy.

Box 4 Folder 7
Ambient Noise Has No Duration

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 4 Folder 8
Analym

No date. Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 9
Arrogance of Poverty - From Daybooks

No date. Manuscript, photocopy.

Box 4 Folder 10
Ars Poetica, 1991

Typescript, draft.

Box 4 Folder 11
As Regards, 1994

Typescript, draft.

Box 4 Folder 12
At the Red Ox in Heidelberg, 1958

Typescript, draft.

Box 4 Folder 13
At Work

No date. Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 14
B.G., 1957

May. Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 15
Ballad of Old Sam, 1950

Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 16
Being a Gentleman, He Took Me to Coffee, 1958

May. Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 17
Bird in Some Visions, 1957

Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 18
Black Storm, 1959

Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 19
Bleeding Hearts, A Shallow Mercy, 1997

Typescript, drafts.

Box 4 Folder 20
Blonde Figure, Reclining, 1959

March. Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 21
Blue Ballet of Mr. Fielding

No date. Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 22
Bogus Diaries of S. Freud, 1991

Original typescript and photocopy.

Box 4 Folder 23
Brecht/ Revised. For Tanya, 1988

Typescript, drafts.

Box 4 Folder 24
Burning Bush

No date. Typescript, drafts.

Box 4 Folder 25
Caesar, 1992

Typescript, photocopy.

Box 4 Folder 26
Casual Exchange, 1990

Typescript, draft.

Box 4 Folder 27
Catarock, 1990

Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 28
Chekhov, Anton. "Cherry Orchard" (Adaptation for television series)

No date. Format copyrighted. Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 29
Chief Use of Men Over Forty-Five

No date. Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 30
Churchyard, From a Spanish Balcony, 1958

July. Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 31
City View, 1957

Original typescript.

Box 4 Folder 32
Collar

No date. Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 33
College of Neglected Science (CONS), 1991 - 1993

Typescript drafts, paginated. Contains "Transforming Death Into Carnal Pleasure," "Do You Know Him?," "The Photograph," "Wee Mouse, and All That," "Apollo Gold," "City of Angels," "Clocks Were Invented by Insomniacs," "Pretty on the Table," "Portents (and Omens) of Things Beautiful," "The Plague," "Book of Music," "Carbon Canyon," "Glass Menagerie," "After Fact," "No Belts, No Shoestrings," "Total Eclipse," "Ari(e)l," "Boulder Rock," "The Red Wagon," "A Summersday in Paris...," "On the Nature of Things," "The Architect: On Urban Design," "The Portable Artaud," "From the Province of Monarchs," "Mengele," " The Rustic," "The Other Ends of Modernity," "Last Letter From Bernie," "Without: A Daybook," and "Facsimile." Includes stationary.

Box 4 Folder 34
Confirmation of Objectives. The Alphabet - On the Letter A

No date. Original typescript.

Box 4 Folder 35
Continuities. To Paulo, A Revision, 1987

Typescript, drafts.

Box 4 Folder 36
Count of Flutes and Sashes, 1991

Typescript, drafts.

Box 4 Folder 37
Coxcomb

No date. Typescript.

Box 4 Folder 38
CROSSsections and Happenings - Casa Jovenita et Etienne, 1967

Original typescript.

Box 4 Folder 39
Curtis Ikuo Kobo, 1998

Typescript original.

Box 4 Folder 40
Day Book Narratives. An Accounting of the Month of August, 1972: A Forty-Third Year, 1972

Typescript, photocopy.

Box 5 Folder 1
Daybook, 1976

Original typescript, draft.

Box 5 Folder 2
Daybook, 1983

Typescript, drafts.

Box 5 Folder 3
Daybook - Chanukah, 1994

Typescript, drafts.

Box 5 Folder 4
Deep North, 1992

Typescript, photocopy.

Box 5 Folder 5
Dickrosariobalestrierio, 1977

Typescript letter, photocopy draft.

Box 5 Folder 6
Disciple, 1956

Typescript, drafts.

Box 5 Folder 7
Don't Ask Me Nothing

No date.

Box 5 Folder 8
Dr. Willie

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 5 Folder 9
Dugan's Fern, 1973

Typescript, 109pp. Includes letter from Houghton Mifflin Company and comments on drafts by Ben Pleasants.

Box 5 Folder 10
Dugan's Fern, 1983

Typescript with revision, 110pp.

Box 5 Folder 11
Early Works, 1964 - 1965

Original typescripts, drafts.

Box 5 Folder 12
Embarrassing/Old Stuff, 1986

Original typescripts, drafts.

Box 5 Folder 13
End of the War

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 5 Folder 14
Extraordinary Disappearance of Mary Margaret McBride

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 5 Folder 15
Fading Like Cocksuckers at a Lesbian Ball, 1991

Typescript.

Box 5 Folder 16
Family

No date. Original typescript, pp. 1-7.

Box 5 Folder 17
Farewell to the Piano, 1969

Typescript, drafts.

Box 5 Folder 18
Fire in the Barn

No date. Original typescript, draft.

Box 5 Folder 19
Flying Down Ducks

No date. Typescript.

Box 5 Folder 20
Friends - A Correspondence, 1950 - 1959

No date. Original letters.

Box 6 Folder 1
Friends - A Correspondence, 1950-1959

No date. Original typescript with pagination.

Box 6 Folder 2
Friends - A Correspondence, 1950-1959, 1988

January. First draft, original typescript.

Box 6 Folder 3
Friends - A Correspondence, 1950-1959

Second title, "LETTERS: A CORRESPONDENCE." Typescript photocopies, annotated.

Box 6 Folder 4
Friends - A Correspondence, 1950-1959, 1988

May. Second draft, typescript.

Box 6 Folder 5
From A Manual of Pieties (Die Hauspostille), 1994

Typescript, photocopy.

Box 6 Folder 6
From A View of Toledo, 1998

June 29. Original typescript.

Box 6 Folder 7
From Daybooks - To Susan Howe, 1990

Manuscripts, photocopies.

Box 6 Folder 8
From Dog City

No date. Typescript, photocopy with corrections.

Box 6 Folder 9
From the Dream Life of Balzo Schell

No date. Original typescript, draft.

Box 6 Folder 10
Game Called Remembering, 1956 - 1957

For Richard. Original typescript, draft.

Box 6 Folder 11
General Booth Enters Heaven (Radioplay)

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 6 Folder 12
Geography Is

No date. Original typescript, fragment of a play.

Box 6 Folder 13
Gift

No date. Typescript.

Box 6 Folder 14
Godard, 1993

Typescript, draft.

Box 6 Folder 15
Going Up the Hill to Fetch a Pail Of

No date. Typescript.

Box 7 Folder 1
Hang Together: A Hot Day in May (Screenplay), 1969

Original. Typescript, draft.

Box 7 Folder 2
Happy Tree

No date. Typescript.

Box 7 Folder 3
Hawker (Radioplay), 1984

Typescript and letter.

Box 7 Folder 4
Heterosexual View of the World Is Not Mine. Neither Pan, Nor Caliban...Fuck Aquinas and His Angels, 1991

Announcement card.

Box 7 Folder 5
Honeybun, 1992

Typescript, photocopy.

Box 7 Folder 6
House of Women, 1991 - 1994

Typescript, drafts. See also in the same series, "Tubbs Hotel" for draft of "Turkey Trot," 1989 in box 14, folder 11.

Box 7 Folder 7
How Solemn Occasion

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 7 Folder 8
Humiliated Piano (Conversation with Maestro), 1989 - 1991

Typescript, drafts.

Box 7 Folder 9
Hymns to the Pomona Public Library

No date. Original typescript, drafts.

Box 7 Folder 10
I Ching

No date. Typescript.

Box 7 Folder 11
Ibiza, 1957

December. Typescript.

Box 7 Folder 12
Ides of March

No date. Typescript, photocopy.

Box 7 Folder 13
Impertinence of Frailty. A Saturday, 1993

Original typescript, revised.

Box 7 Folder 14
Imposter

No date. Original typescript.

Box 7 Folder 15
Imposture of Lemons: Or; Some of the Worst Movies Ever Made, 1993

Typescript, drafts. Second draft is titled, "The Price of Lemons: Or; Some of the Worst Movies Ever Made."

Box 7 Folder 16
In Aethers of the Amazon, 1998

Typescript, drafts.

Box 7 Folder 17
In Passing, 1992 - 1994

Typescript, drafts. See also in the same series, "Oranges and Tangerines."

Box 7 Folder 18
In the Soup

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 7 Folder 19
Insert in a Work Diary, 1973

Typescript.

Box 7 Folder 20
Inside Story of Terreno, 1958

August. Typescript, drafts.

Box 7 Folder 21
Journey, 1959

Typescript.

Box 7 Folder 22
Jesus-Christ First-National Bank - Six Chronicles

ca. 1968. Typescript. See also Series 7A: Reel-to-Reel Recordings in box 47, folder 3.

Box 7 Folder 23
July 4, 1992

Typescript.

Box 7 Folder 24
Jungle Papers and Others, 1993

Typescript, drafts and manuscripts by Christine?.

Box 8 Folder 1
Kindertotenlieder

No date. Original typescript.

Box 8 Folder 2
Kuan Song in Praise of Ambiguity

No date. Typescript.

Box 8 Folder 3
Ladder

No date. Typescript.

Box 8 Folder 4
Lady I Work For

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 8 Folder 5
Laughing Times At Willow Creek (Fragments), 1954 - 1959

Typescript.

Box 8 Folder 6
Letter From Those Who Went Back - This Time to Stay, 1954 - 1960

Typescript, drafts.

Box 8 Folder 7
Letter to Dr. Laing, 1971

Typescript, unfinished.

Box 8 Folder 8
Letter... (To Margot?), 1974

Typescript, draft.

Box 8 Folder 9
Letter to Ralph Borgesson

No date. Typescript, drafts.

Box 8 Folder 10
Lida Rose, 1994

Typescript, photocopy.

Box 8 Folder 11
Little Girl Blue, 1957

Typescript.

Box 8 Folder 12
Little Miss Muffet, 1958 - 1959

Typescript, drafts.

Box 8 Folder 13
Lost Harbor

No date. Typescript.

Box 8 Folder 14
Love

No date. Typescript.

Box 8 Folder 15
Love Story, 1971

Manuscript, draft.

Box 8 Folder 16
Man and People - Index

No date. Typescript and handwritten notes.

Box 8 Folder 17
Meeting: (A Preface to Antonio and Marie Perez)

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 8 Folder 18
Meg's-Kat, 1989

Typescript.

Box 8 Folder 19
Mein Kampf, 1998

Typescript, drafts.

Box 8 Folder 20
Meistersinger

No date. Typescript, photocopy.

Box 8 Folder 21
Memoriam: In the Season of Gerald, When He Might Have Laughed, 1957

Typescript.

Box 8 Folder 22
Midland, 1991

April - July. Original typescript, drafts.

Box 8 Folder 23
Midland, 1991

September. Typescript, draft.

Box 8 Folder 24
Midnight, 1959

Typescript, draft.

Box 8 Folder 25
Mingo Junctions, 1973

Typescript, draft.

Box 8 Folder 26
Mink

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 8 Folder 27
Mister, Mister, Spare a Dime

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 8 Folder 28
Modes of Transport, 1942

Original typescript.

Box 8 Folder 29
Mood of Peyote: (Not Everyone Reacts the Same), 1956

Typescript.

Box 8 Folder 30
Moon Over Athens, 1995

Typescript, photocopy.

Box 8 Folder 31
Most Notable Feature of the Poem, 1988

Typescript. See also in the same series, "Nemo's Boat."

Box 8 Folder 32
Mrs. O'Leary's Kitchen, 1999 - 2000

Typescript, drafts.

Box 8 Folder 33
My Love Has Golden Hair, 1953

Typescript.

Box 8 Folder 34
Narrative of Beginning, 1957

Original typescript.

Box 8 Folder 35
Nemo's Boat

No date. Typescript.

Box 8 Folder 36
New Work, 1991 - 1992

Typescript, drafts. Contains "Drought," "Listening to the Dogs Bark," "On Reflection of the Beautiful," "Live Lobster," "Reception," "Paragraph," and "Lullaby." Includes RE*MAP newsletter.

Box 9 Folder 1
Newton's Apple, 1991

Original typescript, draft. See also "Egypt (1989) - 'Field Notes' in Series 3B: Published Writings for earlier draft.

Box 9 Folder 2
Note to the Reader, In Passing, 1973

Typescript.

Box 9 Folder 3
Noun and Pronoun, 1990

Typescript, draft.

Box 9 Folder 4
Ohio on the Farm, 1941

Typescript, draft.

Box 9 Folder 5
On Men and Women. Three Pieces (A Reading)

No date. Typescript, photocopies.

Box 9 Folder 6
On the Head of a Dead Cat, 1956

Original typescript.

Box 9 Folder 7
OQQ Book Illustrated, 1980

Composition book. Manuscript.

Box 9 Folder 8
Oranges and Tangerines, 1991

Typescript. See also in the same series, "In Passing."

Box 9 Folder 9
Orchard Rain, 1955

Typescript.

Box 9 Folder 10
Party: A Reunion (Radioplay)

ca. 1976. Original typescript, drafts. Includes announcement clipping, 1979. See also, Series 6B: Audio and Videocassette Recordings, in box 45, folder 5-6 and Series 7A: Reel-to-Reel Recordings in box 47, folder 6.

Box 9 Folder 11
Party: A Reunion (Radioplay), 1976

Typescript, edited drafts.

Box 9 Folder 12
Party: A Reunion (Radioplay) - "Moon-Soup Apocalypse", 1969

Typescript, drafts.

Box 9 Folder 13
Party: A Reunion (Radioplay) - "Sunburst of Insanity: A Chronicle of Impermanences", 1969

Typescript drafts.

Box 9 Folder 14
Pasolini/On Freud

No date. Typescript.

Box 9 Folder 15
Passing of Childe Harold, 1989 - 1993

Typescript, drafts.

Box 9 Folder 16
Peacocks Are So Strange to Look At, 1954

Summer. Typescript.

Box 9 Folder 17
Peeping Tom

No date. Typescript.

Box 9 Folder 18
Personal

No date. Typescript.

Box 9 Folder 19
Phone Bernie, a reading at Art Center College of Design

No date. Typescript.

Box 9 Folder 20
Picture At the Galleria, 1955

Typescript, draft.

Box 9 Folder 21
Pieties

No date. Typescript.

Box 9 Folder 22
Poem, 1992

Typescript, draft.

Box 9 Folder 23
Poem

No date. Typescript.

Box 9 Folder 24
Poems of Carlos Illescas translated by Victor Valle, 1990

September 9. At LA Festival/La Terra Firma. Typescript, draft. Includes letter and photographs of Carlos Illescas.

Box 9 Folder 25
Portland

No date. Typescript, drafts.

Box 9 Folder 26
Price of Lemons, 1995

Original typescript with letter from the editors of Littoral Books. Includes also, second title, "On Spicer and Other Poems" in print, [published? pp. 89-108].

Box 9 Folder 27
Prism As the Eye of Sun, 1957

Typescript, draft.

Box 9 Folder 28
Pythagoras, 1994

Typescript.

Box 10 Folder 1
Rabbits, 1990

Original typescript and drafts.

Box 10 Folder 2
Rain, Chase the Angels

No date. Typescript, drafts.

Box 10 Folder 3
Ramblas, 1960

Typescript, draft.

Box 10 Folder 4
Red-Shuttered Room. A fiction, 1989 - 1993

Typescript, drafts.

Box 10 Folder 5
Reunion: An Account of the Month of August, 1972; Upon the Occasion of My Forty-Third Year, 1972

Typescript, photocopy.

Box 10 Folder 6
Reunion: Eleven

No date. Typescript with comments by editor, J.R.

Box 10 Folder 7
River House

No date. Original typescript, draft.

Box 10 Folder 8
Rome is Melrose Avenue, 1991

Typescript, draft.

Box 10 Folder 9
Roses for the Traveling Sun, 1957

Typescript, photocopy.

Box 10 Folder 10
Round-Trip to Midland - First draft - "Book One"

No date. Typescript.

Box 10 Folder 11
Round-Trip to Midland - First draft - "Book One," pp. 1-26

No date. Typescript.

Box 10 Folder 12
Round-Trip to Midland - First draft - "Book Two"

No date. Part 1. Typescript.

Box 10 Folder 13
Round-Trip to Midland - First draft - "Book Two"

No date. Part 2. Typescript.

Box 10 Folder 14
Round-Trip to Midland - First draft - "Interlude"

No date. Typescript.

Box 11 Folder 1
Round-Trip to Midland - First draft - "Book Three"

No date. Part 1. Typescript.

Box 11 Folder 2
Round-Trip to Midland - First draft - "Book Three"

No date. Part 2. Typescript.

Box 11 Folder 3
Round-Trip to Midland - First draft - "Book Four"

No date. Part 1. Typescript.

Box 11 Folder 4
Round-Trip to Midland - First draft - "Book Four"

No date. Part 2. Typescript.

Box 11 Folder 5
Round-Trip to Midland - Second draft - "Book One"

No date. Part 1. Original typescript. The only full copy to Tat W.

Box 11 Folder 6
Round-Trip to Midland - Second draft - "Book One"

No date. Part 2. Original typescript.

Box 11 Folder 7
Round-Trip to Midland - Second draft - "Book Two"

No date. Original typescript.

Box 11 Folder 8
Round-Trip to Midland - Second draft - "Book Four"

No date. Original typescript.

Box 12 Folder 1
Round-Trip to Midland - Edit by Paul Vangelisti - Draft 1

[Before 1975]. Part 1. Typescript, photocopies.

Box 12 Folder 2
Round-Trip to Midland - Edit by Paul Vangelisti - Draft 1

[Before 1975]. Part 2. Typescript, photocopies.

Box 12 Folder 3
Round-Trip to Midland - Edit by Paul Vangelisti - Draft 2

[Before 1975]. Part 1. Typescript, photocopies.

Box 12 Folder 4
Round-Trip to Midland - Edit by Paul Vangelisti - Draft 2

[Before 1975]. Part 2. Typescript, photocopies.

Box 12 Folder 5
Round-Trip to Midland - Edit by Paul Vangelisti - Draft 3, 1975

Part 1. Typescript, photocopies.

Box 12 Folder 6
Round-Trip to Midland - Edit by Paul Vangelisti - Draft 3, 1975

Part 2. Typescript, photocopies.

Box 13 Folder 1
Round-Trip to Midland - Edit by Paul Vangelisti - Draft 4

[Post 1975]. Part 1. Typescript, photocopies.

Box 13 Folder 2
Round-Trip to Midland - Edit by Paul Vangelisti - Draft 4

[Post 1975]. Part 2. Typescript, photocopies.

Box 13 Folder 3
Round-Trip to Midland- For John Rechy's class, 1976

Typescripts. Includes letter.

Box 13 Folder 4
Round-Trip to Midland - Letter to Mr. Sorrentino, 1982

Typescript, photocopy.

Box 13 Folder 5
Round-Trip to Midland - "Finding Indians", 1992

Typescript.

Box 13 Folder 6
Round-Trip to Midland - Editor's comments

No date. Typescript with corrections.

Box 13 Folder 7
Sandalwood (When Birds Are Too Loud: That's the Only Time To Listen to Music), 1960

June. Typescript.

Box 13 Folder 8
Schimmelreiter

No date. Typescript.

Box 13 Folder 9
Schimmel's Feast, 1962 - 1971

Typescript, drafts.

Box 13 Folder 10
See Am Mondsee, 1958

Typescript.

Box 13 Folder 11
Segue, 1986

Original typescript.

Box 13 Folder 12
Shadows

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 13 Folder 13
Sitting Alone In His Room, He Could Be Disappointed, 1958

March. Typescript, draft.

Box 13 Folder 14
Sitting In My Old Car At the Beach, 1956

Typescript.

Box 13 Folder 15
Six Ways to Sunday

No date. Alias, Lee Carter Lewis. Typescript, drafts.

Box 13 Folder 16
Snow Country

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 13 Folder 17
Son Serra, Warmed in Whitest Sun, 1958

January. Typescript.

Box 13 Folder 18
Songs at Campsite - The Dresden Room, 1992 - 1994

First draft is titled as "Strategic Devices." Typescript, drafts.

Box 13 Folder 19
Sonnet, 1957

May. Typescript.

Box 13 Folder 20
Soundtrip

No date. Original typescript.

Box 13 Folder 21
Spending All Night in the Tunnel, 1991

Typescript, draft.

Box 13 Folder 22
Spirit and a Sense of Geography, or Walden on an Island in Spain

No date. Typescript, drafts.

Box 13 Folder 23
Spring, Pierced to the Root, 1992

Typescript.

Box 13 Folder 24
Stein Song, 1956

Typescript, draft.

Box 13 Folder 25
Strawberry That You Put on Your Mashed-Potatoes. Three Days From a Carpenter's Journal, 1978

Typescript, photocopy.

Box 13 Folder 26
Streetcar

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 14 Folder 1
Susan: A Case History

No date. Original typescript, draft.

Box 14 Folder 2
Tape-Deck

No date. Typescript, pp. 1-4.

Box 14 Folder 3
Them Night Birds Still Flap At My Window: An Address to the Academy

No date. Typescript.

Box 14 Folder 4
Themes - Fed and Wet Pennies, 1970

Manuscript.

Box 14 Folder 5
Thirty-Five Pounds

No date. Typescript.

Box 14 Folder 6
Thousands Marched And Threw Flowers

No date. Typescript.

Box 14 Folder 7
Through the Looking Glass; A Personal View of An Absolute Sociology

No date. Typescript.

Box 14 Folder 8
To Eloise

No date. Typescript, drafts.

Box 14 Folder 9
Tracking the Mind is Not a Sportman's Job, 1993

Includes clippings and flyer. See also Series 4: Daybook, 1993, April 30.

Box 14 Folder 10
Tripping in Long Skirts. A Friday from daybooks

No date. Typescript, photocopy.

Box 14 Folder 11
Tubbs Hotel, 1989

Typescript, drafts. See also in the same series, "House of Women."

Box 14 Folder 12
Two Sheets to the Wind, 1977

Typescript.

Box 14 Folder 13
Up the Stairs or Fickle Up Your Finger Fate

No date. Manuscript.

Box 14 Folder 14
Us [or] The Daily Accident

No date. Typescript.

Box 14 Folder 15
Venice, on the Pier, 1954
Box 14 Folder 16
Victrola

No date. Typescript, drafts with comments by editor, J.R.

Box 14 Folder 17
View of Toledo, 1988

Typescript.

Box 14 Folder 18
Wait and See

No date. Typescript.

Box 14 Folder 19
Wallpapered Bus, 1952 - 1994

Typescript, drafts. See also Series 7B: Reel-to-Reel Recordings in box 48, folder 2.

Box 14 Folder 20
Wallpapered Bus, 1991

Typescript, draft.

Box 14 Folder 21
Walking Through Dust on Clavo Sotelo, 1958

June. Typescript, draft.

Box 14 Folder 22
War Games, 1979

Typescript.

Box 14 Folder 23
Way Out West

No date. Typescript, drafts.

Box 14 Folder 24
Wet Blue: File Code-Ten, 1969

Typescript with magazine illustrations.

Box 14 Folder 25
What Time Was Yesterday?

No date. Typescript.

Box 14 Folder 26
What Touching Means, 1992

Typescript, drafts.

Box 14 Folder 27
When Other Helpers Fail in Comfortsflee

No date. Typescript, drafts.

Box 14 Folder 28
White Collars, 1958

Original typescript.

Box 14 Folder 29
Wilde, Oscar. "Selfish Giant" (Adaptation for cartoon)

No date. Copyright. Typescript original.

Box 14 Folder 30
Willow Ran, 1959

June. Typescript, draft.

Box 14 Folder 31
With Circle for Eyes - Lunchtime, 1951

Typescript.

Box 14 Folder 32
Works in the Mudslide

No date. Typescript, draft.

Box 14 Folder 33
Writing English in French or Selling Life Insurance, 1991

Typescript, photocopy.

Box 14 Folder 34
Unidentified short story, 1937 - 1970

Typescript, drafts. Includes contents page. Missing chapters, "Hollywood Marathon" and "Cowboys and Indians."

Box 15 Folder 1
Unidentified short story, 1957

Typescript, drafts, pp. 41-47 and pp. 54-58.

Box 15 Folder 2
Unidentified short story, 1982

Typescript, draft.

Box 15 Folder 3
Unidentified short story

No date.

Box 15 Folder 4
Unidentified writings - Miscellaneous

DAYBOOKS

Scope and Content of Series

Series4) DAYBOOKS: This series contains notebooks (1957-2001, arranged chronologically, that record thoughts and daily events in Crosson's life. Also included are pasted in clippings, photographs, correspondence, and drawings by Crosson and others.

Box 15 Folder 5
1957, September - October
Box 15 Folder 6
1960 - 1961

BOOK 4 and BOOK 5.

Box 15 Folder 7
1961, May - June

BOOK 6 and BOOK 7.

Box 15 Folder 8
1961, June - July

BOOK 8.

Box 15 Folder 9
1961, August

BOOK 9.

Box 16 Folder 1
1961, October - December
Box 16 Folder 2
1962, February - December

BOOK 12.

Box 16 Folder 3
1966, April - 1967, January
Box 16 Folder 4
1967, February - July
Box 16 Folder 5
1967, July - 1969, January
Box 16 Folder 6
1970, March 31 - April 1
Box 16 Folder 7
1971 - 1972
Box 16 Folder 8
1972, August - December

Notebook and loose materials.

Box 16 Folder 9
1975, January - 1976, October
Box 17 Folder 1
1975, June - 1978, May
Box 17 Folder 2
1978, December - 1979, May
Box 17 Folder 3
1979, October - December
Box 17 Folder 4
1979, December

GENERAL BOOTH ENTERS HEAVEN.

Box 17 Folder 5
1980, April - October

THE LA BOX.

Box 17 Folder 6
1980, July - 1981, September

TUESDAY NIGHT.

Box 17 Folder 7
1980 - 1982

EAT CHICKEN.

Box 17 Folder 8
1981, April - July

THE FASTEST GUN IN THE WEST.

Box 17 Folder 9
1981, September - 1982, October
Box 18 Folder 1
1982, February - June

JUST SHOW UP THERE.

Box 18 Folder 2
1982, November - December

LACE.

Box 18 Folder 3
1983, January - July

PAPERS.

Box 18 Folder 4
1983, July - October

STAKES.

Box 19 Folder 1
1983, November - 1984, February

AFENTS.

Box 19 Folder 2
1984, February - June
Box 19 Folder 3
1984, July - November

ENVELOPES AND APPLES.

Box 19 Folder 4
1984, August - 1985, March

MOON SOUP.

Box 20 Folder 1
1985, March - June

ROCKS AND CABBAGES.

Box 20 Folder 2
1985, June - September

EQUIVOCAL ESSAYS ET CETERA...

Box 20 Folder 3
1985, September - December

BLOOD WEDDING.

Box 20 Folder 4
1985, December - 1986, March

RAIN.

Box 21 Folder 1
1986, March - June

A SORE FOOT.

Box 21 Folder 2
1986, June - August

INAUGURATION.

Box 21 Folder 3
1986, August - October

TOWNS.

Box 21 Folder 4
1986, October - 1987, February

THE ESTABLISHMENT.

Box 22 Folder 1
1987, February - May

BIRTHDAYS.

Box 22 Folder 2
1987, May - July

AUDIENCE.

Box 22 Folder 3
1987, July - September

INFORMATION.

Box 22 Folder 4
1987, September - November
Box 23 Folder 1
1987, November - 1988, May
Box 23 Folder 2
1988, May - August

NEMO.

Box 23 Folder 3
1988, August - October
Box 23 Folder 4
1988, October - 1989, January
Box 24 Folder 1
1989, February - May
Box 24 Folder 2
1989, June - October
Box 24 Folder 3
1989, October - December

SIGNS/&SIGNALS.

Box 24 Folder 4
1989, December - 1990, February
Box 25 Folder 1
1990, February - April
Box 25 Folder 2
1990, April - June
Box 25 Folder 3
1990, June - July
Box 26 Folder 1
1990, August 2 - 29
Box 26 Folder 2
1990, August - November
Box 26 Folder 3
1990, November - 1991, February
Box 26 Folder 4
1991, February - June
Box 27 Folder 1
1991, June - September
Box 27 Folder 2
1991, September - December
Box 27 Folder 3
1991, December - 1992, March
Box 27 Folder 4
1992, March - May
Box 28 Folder 1
1992, May - July
Box 28 Folder 2
1992, July - September
Box 28 Folder 3
1992, September - October
Box 28 Folder 4
1992, October - December
Box 29 Folder 1
1992, December - 1993, April
Box 29 Folder 2
1993, April - June
Box 29 Folder 3
1993, June - August
Box 30 Folder 1
1993, August - October
Box 30 Folder 2
1993, October - November
Box 30 Folder 3
1993, November - December
Box 31 Folder 1
1993, December - 1994, February
Box 31 Folder 2
1994, February - May
Box 31 Folder 3
1994, May - June
Box 32 Folder 1
1994, July - September
Box 32 Folder 2
1994, October - November

Includes portrait drawings by Guilano.

Box 32 Folder 3
1994, November - 1995, January
Box 33 Folder 1
1995, January - April
Box 33 Folder 2
1995, May
Box 33 Folder 3
1995, June - 1996, February
Box 34 Folder 1
1996, February - August
Box 34 Folder 2
1996, August - October
Box 34 Folder 3
1996, September - 1997, January
Box 35 Folder 1
1997, January - February

Includes floppy disk from Paul Vangelisti.

Box 35 Folder 2
1997, February - October
Box 35 Folder 3
1997, October - 1998, March 3
Box 36 Folder 1
1998, March - July
Box 36 Folder 2
1998, July - December
Box 36 Folder 3
1998, December
Box 37 Folder 1
1999, January
Box 37 Folder 2
1999, February
Box 37 Folder 3
1999, March
Box 38 Folder 1
1999, May
Box 38 Folder 2
1999, July
Box 38 Folder 3
1999, July - August
Box 39 Folder 1
1999, August
Box 39 Folder 2
1999, September
Box 39 Folder 3
1999, October
Box 39 Folder 4
1999, November
Box 40 Folder 1
1999, December
Box 40 Folder 2
2000, February - March
Box 40 Folder 3
2000, April
Box 41 Folder 1
2000, May - July
Box 41 Folder 2
2000, July - September
Box 41 Folder 3
2000, September - October
Box 42 Folder 1
2000, October - December
Box 42 Folder 2
2000, December - 2001, February
Box 42 Folder 3
2001, February - April
Box 43 Folder 1
2001, April - May
Box 43 Folder 2
2001, May - June
Box 43 Folder 3
No year. June
Box 43 Folder 4
No year. July - August
Box 43 Folder 5
No year. September - November

Journal entries at Westside Hospital.

Box 43 Folder 6
No year. November - December

ARTWORKS BY CROSSON

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) ARTWORKS BY CROSSON: This series contains collages (1998-2001) created by Crosson during his stays in convalescent facilities. Also included are drawings and slides of his watercolor paintings.

Collages

Oversize FB-372
1970, 1998-1999
Oversize FB-373
2000 January - May
Oversize FB-374
2000 - 2001
Box 44 Folder 4
Drawings by Crosson
Box 44 Folder 5
Watercolors - Slides, 1970 - 1972

CASSETTE RECORDINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) CASSETTE RECORDINGS: Arranged in four subseries: A) Videorecordings, B) Audiocassettes - Readings by Crosson, C) Audiocassettes - Readings by Others, and D) Audiocassettes - Interviews.

A) The Videorecordings subseries contains a dubbed copy of MIKE'S MURDER, a movie that Crosson acted in, as well as clippings and reviews for the work. Also included are two videorecordings of Crosson reading his poetry.

B) The Audiocassettes - Readings by Crosson subseries, arranged by title, contains audio recordings of poetry readings by Crosson and spans the years 1977-1997. Includes Crosson's reading of GEOGRAPHIES, "Old Venice Jailhouse, PARTY: A REUNION, and Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself."

C) The Audiocassettes - Readings by Others subseries consists of readings by other poets and includes a reading by Paul Vangelisti entitled the "Villa."

D) The Audiocassettes - Interviews subseries contains recordings of interviews with Crosson and spans the years 1978-1982.

Videocassette Recordings

Box 44 Folder 6
Age of Aids: Sorrow and Hope, 1991

October 25. Bruce Davison, host. At Los Angeles Poetry Festival. Recorded live, KZET, West Hollywood. The poets: Robert Crosson, Gill Cuadros, John Dorr, Carol Muske Dukes, Lewis Macadams and Harry Northup. VHS.

Box 44 Folder 7
MIKE'S MURDER - Clippings, 1984
Box 44 Folder 8
MIKE'S MURDER - Videotape (VHS), 1984

Crosson played a middle aged photographer. From Dick Simon.

Box 44 Folder 9
Old Venice Jailhouse, 1981

Robert Crosson and Ruth Weiss read poetry. Betamax and VHS. Includes flyer.

Audiocassettes - Readings by Crosson

Box 45 Folder 1
GEOGRAPHIES - Los Angeles Poetry Series, Live, 1982

May 2. Original Language Poetry Series. NPR. Fifth Street Theatre.

Box 45 Folder 2
GEOGRAPHIES - Reading at Tatana's house, 1992

Part 1 and Part 2. "General Booth Enters Heaven," March 29 on Side A. "City of Angels," March 15 on Side B.

Box 45 Folder 3
GEOGRAPHIES - Reading at Tatana's house, 1992

July 19. Part 3. "On Being Read the First Chapter of a Porno Novel Written By a Friend," "The Day Selah Was Born," "The Advantage at Fort Bragg," "The Art Center," "View of Toledo," "Caesar," and "July 4."

Box 45 Folder 4
Party: A Reunion (Radioplay). The First Show, 1977

November 23. Produced and directed by Paul Vangelisti, at the Los Angeles Theatre of the Ear (LATE), KPFK Los Angeles. 10 p.m. See also, Series 3C: Unpublished Works for typescript in box 9, folder 10 and Series 7A: Reel-to-Reel Recordings in box 47, folder 6.

Box 45 Folder 5
Party: A Reunion (Radioplay). The Second Cast, 1979

November 23. Produced and directed by Paul Vangelisti at LATE.

Box 45 Folder 6
Party: A Reunion (Radioplay), with Banaj Bassu, 1982

May 2. Original Language Poetry Series. At Fifth Street Theatre, KPFK. See also, Series 7B: Reel-to-Reel Recordings in box 47, folder 13.

Box 45 Folder 7
Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" and Other Selected Works, 1997

April 6. Recorded live at Borders, Los Angeles. Part 1 and Part 2.

Box 45 Folder 8
Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" and Other Selected Works, 1997

April 6. Recorded live at Borders, Los Angeles. Includes reading of "Leaves of Grass" by Crosson. Part 3 and Part 4.

Audiocassettes - Readings by Others

Box 45 Folder 9
Costa, Corrado - "Condor"

No date. Presented by LATE.

Box 45 Folder 10
Iredynski, Ireneusz - "Window" [side one] and Costa, Corrado - "The Dodo, Or The School for Night" [side two], 1981

January 28. Presented by LATE.

Box 45 Folder 11
Meister, Ernst - "Apology for Doubt"

No date. Presented by LATE.

Box 45 Folder 12
Steelsmith, Mary - "Wacs in Khaki" [side one] and Lynch, Bill - "Molecular Bikeology" [side two], 1980

November 26. Presented by LATE.

Box 45 Folder 13
Vangelisti, Paul - "Villa", 1986

January 10.

Box 45 Folder 14
Unknown reader - "Sexy Broad/Maids", 1983

March 17. Presented by LATE.

Box 45 Folder 15
Unknown reader - "Six Characters in Search of an Author"

No date. Presented by LATE.

Audiocassettes - Interviews

Box 45 Folder 16
Interview with Crosson by Brigetta, 1979

August. Also includes Brigetta's interview with Tanya on side B.

Box 45 Folder 17
Interview with Crosson by Erickson, 1978

June 19. Crosson also reads "Antiphonal," excerpts from the "Wallpapered Bus" and "Bagels." Recorded on 1979, October 18-19.

Box 45 Folder 18
Poetry Connexion - Austin Strauss, Wanda Coleman and Robert Crosson, 1982

October 2. KPFK, Pacifica Radio. Also includes poetry readings by Crosson, "Homeage to a Lady" and "Bagels."

REEL-TO-REEL RECORDINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) REEL-TO-REEL RECORDINGS: Arranged in two subseries: A) Readings by Crosson, B) Readings with Others.

A) The Readings by Crosson subseries contains recordings of readings of prose and selected unpublished writings.

B) The Readings with Others subseries contains recordings of readings with others.

Readings by Crosson

Box 46 Folder 1
Actor, a talk [side one]. Round-Trip to Midland, chapters 1-3 [side two], 1973
Box 46 Folder 2
As Helen and One Child - Preface to 3 pieces, 1973

September 23-25.

Box 46 Folder 3
In the Company of Friends: Swapmeet and Jesus-Christ First-National Bank - Six Chronicles (1968), 1973

For typescript, see also, Series 3C: Writings by Crosson in box 7 and folder 27.

Box 46 Folder 4
Letter to Gordy Ingersall and The Voice, 1973

August 10-11.

Box 46 Folder 5
Meeting (Summer Poems), The Party, Summer Cantos: 1957, Sandalwood, The Dishwasher, and Huxley at the Coronet, 1973

September 19-21.

Box 46 Folder 6
Party: A Reunion (Radioplay), 1977

November 23. At KPFK, Pacifica Radio. See also, Series 3C: Unpublished Works in box 9, folder 10 and Series 6B: Audiocassette Recordings in box 45, folder 5.